Beaumont Select

Buyer - Energy / Utilities

Competitive remuneration package
09 Apr 2018
09 May 2018
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are currently recruiting for a French or German speaking buyer within the Energy / Utilities team within a global conglomerate business during an exciting period of centralisation with strong growth ambitions. Our client is a manufacturer of speciality products based upon improving the wellbeing of the world’s population to be based in their offices in Amsterdam. 

In this Buyer – Energy/Utilities role you will actively participate in the  sourcing activities with the goal of achieving cost reductions, while maintaining or improving quality or vendor service levels. You will work closely together with the Global Sourcing team who are responsible for the global sourcing strategy for Utilities & Energy. Your focus will be split across long term projects such as assisting in preparing and coordinating bids as well as operational activities such as monitoring the purchasing process and negotiate with suppliers.  

As the Buyer, you have a key role within the organization. You will interact  with sites, suppliers and colleagues from all over the globe on a day to day basis. This position would offer further development within your procurement career.   

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Actively participate in the sourcing activities for the global Utility subcategory with the goal of achieving cost reductions, while maintaining or improving quality or vendor service levels

  • Combine the role of Operational Buyer (main focus) and partly the role of Sourcing Manager (secondary focus)

  • Maintain procurement documents, files and records

  • Assist the Global Sourcing Managers in preparing and coordinating bids, tabulating bids, provide them with relevant information

  • In charge of the operational / administrative part of the sourcing process

  • Issue purchase orders /call-offs

  • Manage global/regional relationships with suppliers

  • Address & solve issues during the contract’s period

  • Analyze processes and share learnings within the organization

  • Negotiate with local suppliers of services

  • Review, prepare, verify and/or approve financial and business transactions within established frameworks and guidelines

  • Monitor performances of vendors and their compliance with their commitments

  • Participant in the Energy risks management activities 

Ideal Background: 

  • Bachelor or Master degree in a relevant field

  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience in an analytical and coordinating role, preferably within procurement

  • Experience with energy / utilities markets due to volatility and regulations Globally

  • Excellent command of English & French or German are essential

  • Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills

  • Result driven personality and able to work autonomously

  • Strong business orientation and understanding of business processes

  • Demonstrated skill at maintaining high accuracy and attention to detail

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills

  • Strategic thinker and pragmatic worker


In return our client offers an environment in which you can develop your career as well as offering a competitive remuneration.

Beaumont Select is a leading Supply Chain & Purchasing Recruitment Agency for permanent and interim staffing solutions. We support a primarily blue chip client base, in the provision of experienced Supply Chain & Purchasing Professionals; successfully resolving their Purchasing Recruitment demands. We have a proven track record in purchasing recruitment and are a leading purchasing recruitment agency.  Complying with the BERR Beaumont Select are an Employment Agency and an Employment Business

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